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Employment

Pine Point School is a vibrant, energizing place to teach and work. The average tenure for faculty is 16 years and 70% of our faculty have earned advanced degrees. Resumes are accepted at all times.

Employment Opportunities for 2024-2025

Pine Point School is seeking a full-time dance teacher who is passionate about dance and creative movement and understands the developmental needs of learners of all ages. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with faculty in a progressive learning environment and be dedicated to the Pine Point School mission of helping students develop a strong academic and ethical core, a lifelong curiosity about their world, and a commitment to reaching solutions creatively, collaboratively, and compassionately.

Instruction is provided through a collaborative, active, and engaging program focused on creative movement and problem-solving through collaboration. The candidate must be committed to integrating dance with the curriculum from Pre-K – 9th grade and be willing to work with a dynamic and creative team. This position includes instruction in our summer Evergreen program, writing report cards/comments, conferencing with parents, and maintaining consistent communication with colleagues and parents. Advising, coaching, or leading co-curricular and extracurricular programs, various duties, and field trips are expected.

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience and comfort with a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching and managing collaborative learning groups
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of the ability to engage, motivate, assess, and develop student learning
  • Experience teaching dance and creative movement, choreography/composition, and performance
  • Experience with diverse dance styles and genres and the ability to facilitate an inclusive dance experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of dance history (Prehistory, Egyptian, Greek/Roman, Dark/Middle Ages, Renaissance, Romantic, etc.)
  • Experience with choreography for plays and musical theater
  • Experience and comfort with technology
    A warm personality, energy, a sense of humor, and an interest in participating in school-wide events


If interested, please forward to Diana Owen, Head of School:
Current resume
Personal statement
Two letters of recommendation
List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

To: Diana Owen, Head of School
dowen@pinepoint.org

Pine Point School seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable middle school humanities teacher to join our faculty. The successful candidate will be able to engage and inspire middle school students in the interdisciplinary study of language arts and history, using related literature and media to foster strong reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills.

Candidates should be able to collaborate with colleagues in a progressive learning environment and be dedicated to the Pine Point School mission of helping students engage in developing a strong academic and ethical core, a lifelong curiosity about their world, and a commitment to reaching solutions creatively, collaboratively, and compassionately.

Instruction is provided through a collaborative, active, and engaging curriculum focused on using a variety of reading, writing, and public speaking experiences to enhance learning. The position includes writing report cards/comments, conferencing with parents, and maintaining consistent communication with colleagues and parents of students. Advising, coaching, or leading co-curricular and extracurricular programs, various duties, and off-campus studies are expected.

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters degree preferred
  • Middle School teaching experience preferred
  • Love and enthusiasm for teaching middle school literature and history
  • A solid understanding of adolescent development
  • Experience and comfort with managing collaborative learning groups
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of the ability to engage, motivate, assess, and develop student learning
  • Experience and comfort with using technology to enhance learning and provide timely feedback
  • Warmth of personality, energy, a sense of humor, and a commitment to cultivating a sense of belonging
  • A willingness and interest in participating in other aspects of the school community


If interested, please forward to Diana Owen, Head of School:
Current resume
Personal statement
Two letters of recommendation
List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

To: Diana Owen, Head of School
dowen@pinepoint.org

Pine Point School seeks a part-time, enthusiastic, experienced Learning Specialist to join our Center for Assessment and Learning and provide learning support to Pre-K – 9th-grade students. This position involves working with classroom teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians to identify and support individual learning plans. Candidates will perform formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and inform individual educational goals. Candidates will be expected to provide individualized and small-group instruction, assist teachers with professional development and differentiating instruction, and participate in meetings to support all learners. Candidates should be able to collaborate with colleagues in a progressive learning environment and be dedicated to the Pine Point School mission.

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

  • A degree in Special Education or equivalent in experience; Masters preferred
  • Experience working with students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities in reading and writing as well as math
  • Ability to administer basic screenings, progress monitoring, and benchmark testing to gather information about how best to support students and make recommendations for a more comprehensive evaluation when merited
  • Experience with direct, explicit, multisensory, structured literacy teaching methods (e.g., Orton-Gillingham approach; Wilson Reading System)
  • Experience to support all students (e.g., SMARTS curriculum)
  • Proven ability to modify instruction and materials to accommodate various student learning profiles
  • Proficiency and interest in technology to support differentiated learning
  • Experience providing parents and teachers with guidance and resources

If interested, please forward:
Current resume
Personal statement
Two letters of recommendation
List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

To: Diana Owen, Head of School
dowen@pinepoint.org

We are seeking a part-time school nurse to join our health team in person to care for all Pine Point School students beginning the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a part-time, hourly position for an expected total of 15 hours per week. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for caring for children and educating students, faculty, staff, and families regarding matters of health, wellness, injury/illness prevention, and medical care. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the health care for students on campus, providing first aid and medically prescribed support and/or services.
  • Assess students’ health and refer students to urgent care or the emergency room as necessary.
  • Communicate by phone and email regarding student health concerns.
  • Maintain confidential records and other relevant health data.
  • Maintain knowledge of communicable diseases, CT state immunization requirements, and other health and safety best practices for school settings.
  • Partner with health team members to ensure compliance with policies.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to supplement the knowledge that will enhance the care delivered to students.

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Awareness, appreciation, and comfort caring for the emotional and physical health and well-being of a diverse student body, including racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, language, and gender diversity, including knowledge of best practices for inclusive care.
  • Ability to write and maintain Electronic Medical Records
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong physical assessment skills
  • Clear verbal and written communication to employees, students, parents, and medical professionals
  • Must be able to navigate a multi-building campus in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, reach, lift, and stand for long periods of time

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years experience as a licensed registered nurse, preferably working in Pediatrics or Adolescent medicine, is required. The license in CT must be current and maintained throughout employment.
  • Bachelorʼs degree or higher in nursing is required
  • Current certification in CPR Adult/Child and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required
  • Prior experience working in a school environment is preferred

 

If interested, please forward:

  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

To: Diana Owen, Head of School
dowen@pinepoint.org

Pine Point School, a Pre-K – 9th-grade school, seeks to hire a School Librarian and Information Technology Specialist to build a safe and engaging library community and scaffold and differentiate lessons and experiences for students as needed. The successful candidate will create a program that meets the needs of engaged learners of all ages. We seek a passionate and collaborative leader to join our thoughtful faculty and support our program. This full-time role will commence in August 2024.

The Geise Library consists of a main library space, a Design Lab, a work room, a “story-time” area, two teaching areas, two conference rooms, and a lounge area with comfortable seating and a fireplace. The library may be filled with student classes, group meetings for parents, teachers, students, and trustees, Evergreen courses in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends, and many other activities.

 

Job Goals:

  1. To ensure that students are ethical and effective users and creators of ideas and information
  2. to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and savvy users of information;
  3. to promote intellectual curiosity in all and ensure access to information and ideas;
  4. to collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, integrate information literacy skills at the point of need, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness;
  5. to develop a contemporary and engaging library program based on current research and student interest; and
  6. to provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the school’s mission, goals, and objectives and is an integral component of teaching and learning.

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes

  • A love of working with children of all ages and understanding the Pre-K – middle school developmental spans.
  • Create and maintain a vibrant library, provide excellent instruction, and communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and students.
  • Establish a safe and inclusive library environment where students feel comfortable taking risks through self-discovery, collaboration, and community engagement.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Design and deliver curriculum and instruction in literary appreciation, research, digital/information literacy, digital citizenship, and presentation skills appropriate to each grade level.
  • Implement and advance the library and media curriculum that prepares students to navigate multiple forms of media.
  • Collaborate with teachers to design an integrated curriculum that teaches research and information technology skills through progressive, inquiry-based learning with rich content and cultural competency at the center.
  • Have enthusiasm for consuming, sharing, and creating content in different forms (e.g., books, videos, podcasts) and model this enthusiasm for students, faculty, and parents.
  • Provide professional development on technology skills and responsible use for teachers and parents
  • Manage, maintain, and develop the library in both the physical space, materials, and the digital world, such as the school website and online resources such as information databases.
  • Manage the budget for all library and related expenditures.
  • Work with and cultivate new library volunteers.
  • Provide project management for events and broader library initiatives such as Book Fairs. This includes managing a master calendar of all events in the shared library space.
  • Assist with advisory and other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • An MLIS degree preferred or in process and experience in modern school librarianship, including teaching students and guiding learners with all relevant aspects of technology and media.
  • Prior elementary/middle school library experience is preferable.
  • Preferred candidates will have two years of classroom experience.

 

If interested, please forward the following:

  • Current resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

To: Diana Owen, Head of School
dowen@pinepoint.org

Pine Point School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pine Point School seeks a full-time School Coordinator. This role is in-person and involves managing the school’s Front Office and phone and email communications, so the successful candidate will have important first-point-of-contact responsibilities for all community members. The School Coordinator serves as the primary administrative support for the school’s administrative team. The job is multi-faceted and evolves constantly as academic and administrative technology changes, so a willingness and ability to learn and adapt is crucial.

Teaching and Learning Support:

  • Managing the school’s sign-in/-out/attendance platforms and related communication
  • Booking substitute teachers
  • Managing teachers’ supplies ordering and other purchasing requests
  • Parent/teaching conference booking support
  • School calendar management
  • Administrator calendar support
  • Assist with school closure communication/media contact
  • Lunch delivery coordination
  • Registrar: End-of-year transcript distribution to graduating/departing families, supporting the enrollment and secondary school placement process
  • Document notarization
  • Administrative support for the Evergreen Program

 

Business Office/Facilities Support

  • Vendor/accounts payable bill management
  • Assisting with transportation fleet management
  • Management of door access and video security platforms
  • Visitor pass management

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and comfort with technology
  • A warm personality, energy, a sense of humor, an ability to collaborate with colleagues, and a commitment to cultivating a sense of belonging amongst all constituents

 

If interested, please forward to Diana Owen, Head of School:

  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of professional references

 

To: Diana Owen, Head of School
dowen@pinepoint.org

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

Learn more about our story and our program to decide if Pine Point is a community you would like to join.

Pine Point School believes that a widely heterogeneous population brings richness and depth to a community and is committed to creating and sustaining an environment which embraces and celebrates social, racial and ethnic diversity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

Pine Point School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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